Wally Richards gives advice on growing healthy roses and managing pests in your garden.
A truly natural alternative to chemically reliant conventional swimming pools is now available in New Zealand. Motueka-based Natural Pools NZ Limited, owned by accomplished landscape architect Alex Traut and Dr Hans Brutscher, is the exclusive agent for internationally-renowned Biotop Pools, an Austrian company that has designed and constructed over 3000 natural swimming pools in a […]
I would like to wish all our readers a very Merry Xmas and a Happy Gardening New Year. It is a very great pleasure to bring you gardening information each week and to hear about your successes and problems. Your emails and phone calls contribute a lot to these columns and sometimes when stuck for a […]
With the burgeoning interest of city dwellers in growing their own food, one of the key challenges to food gardeners has been resolved with a new release of the www.cityfoodgrowers.com organic gardening web site. At the click of mouse, gardeners from any location in Australia, USA and New Zealand can select by day, month or plant […]
I’ve spent lots of time during May preparing my vege garden for winter. If you use an irrigation system, don’t forget to decrease the frequency or turn it off all together in preparation for the rainy months. I’ve tucked up all my plants with a good feed and a thick layer of mulch, and finally, […]
What to plant in November Beetroot Basil Carrot Capsicum Celery Climbing beans Coriander Cucumber Dill Dwarf beans Eggplant Globe artichoke Lettuce Leeks Parsnip Pepper Potato Pumpkin Radish Rhubarb Rocket Rockmelon Silverbeet Spinach Spring onion Strawberry Squash Swede Sweetcorn Tomato Turnip Watermelon Yams Zucchini Strawberry Protection If the birds keep eating your strawberries here’s a handy […]
At this time in New Zealand things are not too bad as yet, so as we used to say, Make hay while the sun shines. There are two aspects to growing your own food to be more self-sufficient, these are the short term and the long term. For instance on the short term you can […]
Top Tips for Beginner Gardeners There’s nothing worse than starting a vege patch all enthusiastic, putting the leg work in, then getting disappointing results. As spring is often the time when beginners decide to give it a go, I’ve put together a few top tips to help you on your way. If any of you […]